Atlas bipods: what am I missing?

Capt RB

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If you are going to get a high dollar bipod I'd look hard at this.
The thing I like most about this one is I can run the legs way off set from the barrel to control torque. I have not seen that with anything else on the market.
I have just sent another atlas off with another rifle this week. I've found the same as others with vertical which I figured out if I run my sling and skip a rear bag I'm seeing no change in impact. They work as far as the pan and tilt but I cannot seem to want them with a passion
I still have the same Harris I originally bought on my 308. It has been on every rifle I use often. I bought it around 1993 Now I often bring a tripod with a saddle. At some point, I'll upgrade that to a ball mount but not for a while unless they become less expensive.
 

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Quick question:
What size bipod do you use for matches and for hunting?6-13 or straight 6 inch or higher?
All I have ever used is a Harris 6-13 but wish it would extend a bit higher for some shots and never had a problem with the Harris.
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Great points on the Atlas and the Harris, I have multiples of both. As mentioned I feel the Harris is easier to deploy if needed while hunting in a quick situation. and again mentioned the Harris digs into the back for me as well while walking with it slung. but the harris's for me have been bullet proof and I find I use them more than the Atlas's.

I recently switched to the BOG tripod system, I like it as it mounts on the sling stud, I can still use a sling and I carry around the tripod. The tripod locks in quick and is light to carry. If I have the height of the tripod pre set, it can deploy very quick and it makes a super stable sitting shooting position.
 

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Great points on the Atlas and the Harris, I have multiples of both. As mentioned I feel the Harris is easier to deploy if needed while hunting in a quick situation. and again mentioned the Harris digs into the back for me as well while walking with it slung. but the harris's for me have been bullet proof and I find I use them more than the Atlas's.

I recently switched to the BOG tripod system, I like it as it mounts on the sling stud, I can still use a sling and I carry around the tripod. The tripod locks in quick and is light to carry. If I have the height of the tripod pre set, it can deploy very quick and it makes a super stable sitting shooting position.
I got the carbon fiber death grip. I can get it down to 7" and higher than I can use it standing.
Try front carry like here
 

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Thank Alex. So the Atlas is better than the Harris for heavy hitters? I was thinking the opposite. I see the PRS creedmoor guys swear by them, but that style doesn't match my hunting. Glad to hear it works for your style of hunting which sounds like mine from your previous posts.
I prefer the atlas for everything but my style of shooting a bipod is a little different. I do not load them. I just take the slop out of the legs and let the rifle recoil into my shoulder. If you like to load a bipod you may like a different one. The only thing I dont like is the pan/tilt. They do make one without that and Id buy that one if I needed another one. They are certainly much quieter to open than a harris though.
 

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Quick question:
What size bipod do you use for matches and for hunting?6-13 or straight 6 inch or higher?
All I have ever used is a Harris 6-13 but wish it would extend a bit higher for some shots and never had a problem with the Harris.
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If you’re asking me, I use the 9-13s. The 6-9 is best for bench though, imo. I’m always turning my rear bag around backward to fit well at 100 and 200.
 

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Thanks Mram10us I plan on upgrading this year as a little taller bipod would be the best for me.
Sorry to hijack thread but it was important question to me.
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Thanks Mram10us I plan on upgrading this year as a little taller bipod would be the best for me.
Sorry to hijack thread but it was important question to me.
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No hijacking here buddy. It’s all related. I just need to shoot an atlas at long range, the way I hunt and see if there is a difference. Probably taking up some prs this year just for fun and it looks like they are only prone half the time.
 

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Quick question:
What size bipod do you use for matches and for hunting?6-13 or straight 6 inch or higher?
All I have ever used is a Harris 6-13 but wish it would extend a bit higher for some shots and never had a problem with the Harris.
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I would go for the 6-9 and get the leg extensions and just throw them on before you head out hunting. If you shoot prone off a slab or off a bench you're going to be frustrated with the permanent longer legs. I know you can just run them locked forward to get the rifle down but it usually makes the rifle longer than a standard bench.
 

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You had me until you said the Harris sucks with a stud. I’ve had great luck shooting out to 1400+ with a stud mounted Harris s :)
Then why even ask the question if you already have you’re own answer?
 

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No hijacking here buddy. It’s all related. I just need to shoot an atlas at long range, the way I hunt and see if there is a difference. Probably taking up some prs this year just for fun and it looks like they are only prone half the time.
Buy an Atlas rail, get ii installed. I have 2 sitting idle, a reg one with QD, and an Atlas Cal, which I really like, but it does not pan, only drawback to it. I only purchased one PSR, and I do not like it.
I will mail you either one for a test run, try it out and make a decision.
 
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Mram10us

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Buy an Atlas rail, get in installed. I have 2 sitting idle, a reg one with QD, and an Atlas Cal, which I really like, but it does not pan, only drawback to it. I only purchased one PSR, and I do not like it.
I will mail you either one for a test run, try it out and make a decision.
Thank you very much for the offer. My buddy here has one he shoots prs with and it gives us a reason to go shoot :)
Very very generous! Thank you much
 

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